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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# G8 summit

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Voices
Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly
Let’s move on from the twentieth century, where older people were thought of as dependents. Older people can – and must — contribute to economic growth, writes Michael Hodin.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think we went over-the-top when the Obamas came to town?
Many welcomed the Obama ladies, believing that their visit benefited Irish tourism, while others criticised the govenment’s handling of the visit saying it made us look foolish.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I didn't raise US senate claim that Ireland is a tax haven with Obama
Enda Kenny met with Barack Obama at the G8 summit in Lough Erne this week but did not raise recent US Senate committee claims about Ireland being a tax haven for Apple.
# Syria
G8 calls for urgent peace talks and a transitional government in Syria
The G8 nations pledged almost €1.1 billion in humanitarian aid for refugees inside and outside Syria.
# G8
Taoiseach: Ireland wants to be part of G8 tax evasion plan, defends corporate tax rate
Enda Kenny was speaking to the media as the G8 summit came to a conclusion in Lough Erne today.
# G8
G8 leaders agree to ‘fight the scourge of tax evasion’, Ireland’s regime not discussed
G8 leaders are likely to announce new measures that will make companies more transparent when it comes to taxation.
# Pipe Bomb
Pipe bomb found in Strabane, an hour north of the G8 summit
The bomb was found just 80km north of Lough Erne in Enniskillen where world leaders are meeting for the annual G8 summit.
# G8
Videos: Enda takes a walk with Cameron and Obama... and then Lagarde
The Taoiseach is among the world’s most powerful leaders in Fermanagh again today.
# G8
G8 leaders 'close' to agreement on Syria amid calls for 'concrete' solution
World leaders are attempting to hammer out a joint communique that is agreeable for Russia and the US who differ on the Syrian conflict.
# G8
Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap
It’s known as the family photo. Some family.
# Northern Ireland
McGuinness: Obama is 'absolutely engaged' in the peace process
The Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister was speaking at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne yesterday.
# Talking tax
Taoiseach: I can't say if G8 leaders will raise Ireland's tax regime
Enda Kenny said recent criticism of Ireland’s tax regime did not come up in his discussions with G8 leaders yesterday.
# Obama
Michelle Obama and daughters will tour Glendalough today
US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters are due to visit the Co Wicklow heritage site on the last day of their visit to Ireland.
# G8
Video: What the Taoiseach told Obama and 'forgetting the yellow trousers'
Enda Kenny insisted that Ireland was making positive progress on its EU/IMF bailout amid reports of a scathing assessment from the European Commission on certain reforms.
# G8
Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland
Enda Kenny was speaking to the media following meetings with G8 leaders in Lough Erne today.
# G8 summit
Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit
The People Before Profits TD is travelling to Fermanagh to take part in demonstrations.
# G8
G8 leaders agree to negotiate 'the biggest bilateral trade deal in history'
Following negotiations today, EU and US leaders have agreed to hold more negotiations on a massive trade deal.
# G8
Infographic: This is how much the UK thinks an EU-US trade deal could be worth
World leaders hope to make significant progress on discussions about such a deal at the summit in Lough Erne today and tomorrow.
# G8
Kenny and Obama to discuss EU presidency and bailout, but not Ireland's tax regime
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.
# Eric Schmidt
Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate
Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.
# G8
Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders
Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.
# G8
'Protest is a good thing' say PSNI but Turkey unrest could mean smaller demos at G8
The PSNI have said initial indications are that there will not be large numbers of protesters descending on the summit at Lough Erne today.
# G8
Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask
A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?
# G8
PSNI on G8 drones: 'They actually look like big model aircraft'
The Police Service of Northern Ireland have said that not a single public order arrest has been made so far with the start of the G8 summit in Fermanagh less than 24 hours away.
Voices
Column: 3 billion people continue to live in poverty as the G8 summit takes place
As world leaders prepare to meet, the reality of three billion people – 40 per cent of the world’s population – living in extreme poverty will cast a shadow over their photocalls, writes Justin Kilcullen.
# Local Derby
8 things that the G8 leaders should know about Sunday's Cavan v Fermanagh game
The sides clash in the Ulster senior championship in Enniskillen on Sunday with the G8 summit taking place in the county on Monday and Tuesday.
# G8
Plan to shut down mobile phones in G8 terror event signed into law
Áras an Úachtaráin says the President has signed the Criminal Justice Bill, which allows networks to be shut down in emergencies.
# G8
President Higgins asked to sign 'mobile phone shutdown' laws early
The Government wants the new Criminal Justice Bill to be on the statute books before next week’s G8 summit.
# G8
To protect world leaders you can't fly over Lough Erne during G8 summit
The restrictions will last from Sunday, 16 until Tuesday, 18 June.
# G8
900 gardaí to help keep the peace at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh
World leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin will attend the summit next month.
# predict a riot
PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit
A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.
# G8 summit
Mobile phone networks could be shut off during G8 due to terror threats
If amendments to legislation are approved, Minister Shatter said that mobile phone companies will be able to shut down networks in areas during the G8.
# G8
Crises in Syria and Korea to dominate G8 talks in London
Iran’s atomic ambitions, instability in north and west Africa, and climate change will also be up for discussion.
# Reputation
Ireland's reputation is on the increase, so say G8 countries - survey
Ireland’s global reputation has increased, according to 36,000 respondants from eight of the world’s largest economies.
# G8
End of G8 summit: Obama talks of 'emerging consensus' on economic fix
The US President spoke of an emerging consensus to promote growth and job creation , while the German Chancellor added that austerity was still on the agenda.
# G8 summit
Obama to meet Hollande before G8 summit
The new French president is set to visit the White House today.